Rihanna's "ANTI" Goes #1; Kevin Gates' "Islah" Not Far Behind
After a first week that yielded only 460 album sales (and 1.47 million free downloads), Rihanna's ANTI has soared to the top of the charts and dethroned Adele's 25.
Sales Projections For Kevin Gates & Rihanna Are In
Rihanna's ANTI has had a weird first week of sales. Dropping Wednesday evening on Tidal (to compete with an unfortunate leak), it had under 48 hours left in the sales week to do numbers, and even then they were stream-only (outside of 460 copies that somehow managed to trickle through early). As a result, it debuted at #27 on the charts.
Review: Kevin Gates' "Islah"
In a sea of melodic Southern rappers defined by their contradictions, Kevin Gates easily stands out as the most extreme. Future makes us feel his pain as he's simultaneously talking about women as if they were a disposable resource; Rich Homie Quan's behind some of the best trap love songs of all time, but also the rapey-ist ones in recent memory; Young Thug packs more vivid imagery than a Cormac McCarthy novel into his lyrics, but seems aloof and curt in person. Gates is simply all over the place.
Stream Kevin Gates' "Islah"
After a few delays, Kevin Gates is ready to let fans hear Islah in full. The album, which is named after his daughter, finds the Baton Rouge rapper adopting some more mainstream practices through out-- it is his first album released via a major label, Atlantic.
Kevin Gates Tells His Life Story Over Adele's "Hello"
Kevin Gates' music is so hard it makes one wonder what type of music he actually takes inspiration from. Well, the answer might surprise you, as Gates recently revealed that his favorite song of the moment is "Hello," Adele's smash hit that has been No. 1 on the Billboard 100 for 10 weeks in a row. "That's the theme song to my life," Gates told the All Out Show on Sirius XM.
Random Guy Crashes People's Choice Awards, Shouts Out Kevin Gates & Kanye West
The highlight of last night's People's Choice Awards occurred at an unlikely moment, as Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, and the rest of the hosts of CBS' "The Talk" gathered onstage to give their acceptance speech after winning Favorite Daytime TV Hosting Team. In the middle of their speech, a random dude wandered on stage, commandeered the mic, and delivered his message to the people. “My name is Zacari Nicasio. Shoutout to Kevin Gates, Islah album. Yeezy jumped over the jumpman, yes sir."
Kevin Gates Shares "Islah" Tracklist
Kevin Gates is about to drop his debut album, Islah, later this month, and today the Baton Rouge rapper has shared the official tracklist for the project. Among the 15 tracks on the LP are singles "Really Really," "2 Phones," and "Kno One".The most surprising takeaway from the tracklist is the lack of features. It's possible that the guest appearances are simply yet to be announced, but the image Gates shared on his Instagram does look a whole lot like the back cover of the album, so he could easily be doing the whole thing solo.
Kevin Gates Gets Escorted Out Of Mall By Several Police Officers
Kevin Gates usually takes to Instagram to express his particularly humorous musings, but earlier today, he documented the unfortunate experience of being escorted out of the mall by police. According to Gates' Instagram post, both he and BWA crewmate OG Boobie Black were "kicked out for apparently no reason."
Most Searched Artists On HNHH Of 2015
We kicked off our annual year-end segments with the first part of Hottest 50 Songs of 2015. While you wait for the next two parts, we're releasing our list of the top 10 Most Searched Artists on the site over the past year.
Did Rich Homie Quan Admit To Hooking Up With His Cousin?
Earlier this year, Kevin Gates proudly admitted to having a sexual relationship with his cousin in the past, revealing that while he didn't know he and the woman were related when it began, they gladly continued their tryst after the knowledge came forth.
Kevin Gates Announces New Release Date For “Islah”
It looks like there’s been a little set back in Kevin Gates’ upcoming album Islah. Originally set to arrive December 11, the Louisiana rapper took to twitter Thursday night to announce that the album will now be dropping January 29th instead.
All Too Human: The Perfect Imperfection Of Kevin Gates
No rapper conveys pure feeling like Kevin Gates. There's the free adrenaline rush of "Paper Chasers," the song that first got me hooked. There's the less invigorating, but equally visceral, "Posed to Be in Love," on which Gates' jealousy almost manifests into violence -- directed at the woman with whom he's supposed to be in love. Fans cringed, myself included, upon seeing footage of Gates viciously kicking a teenage girl in the chest during a concert in Florida.
Kevin Gates Got Married
Kevin Gates isn't afraid to put his personal life out there, whether it be through his hyper-confessional music, or his hilariously over-sharing Instagram posts. If you've been paying attention to Gates (and you should be), you'll know that he's been in a long relationship with Dreka Haynes, the mother of his children, Islah and Khaza.
Kevin Gates Unveils Album Cover For “Islah”
Kevin Gates’ highly anticipated debut album, Islah, isn’t set to arrive for a couple more months, but that’s not stopping him from starting its roll out process. Earlier this month, Gates released the latest single off the project called “Really Really,” and now today he’s decided to share the project’s cover art for us on his Instagram page.
Kevin Gates Speaks On Kicking Female Fan In Florida & His $90,000 Dog
Kevin Gates did a press run recently to promote his upcoming debut album, Islah. Most of the interview questions he faced, though, dealt with recent controversies he's been involved in, such as when he kicked a teenage female fan in the chest during a concert in Florida, for which he's since been charged with assault.
Staff Picks Playlist (October 2)
It's everyone's favorite day of the week. Friday. While we stare at the clock for the next two or three hours and count down every single second until the work day (/school day) finishes, we've rounded up our favorite Soundcloud releases from the past week for the weekly Staff Picks playlist. Last week we got pretty indie on you guys, but this week we have more of a balance between underground/rising artists and established dudes. You'll also see how the playlist gets increasingly ratchet as it wears on. Give it play tonight or during your weekend activities.
Kevin Gates Announces New Album "Islah"
Although Kevin Gates is currently in some hot water due to his recent Florida show, where he kicked a female fan in the chest, it hasn't stopped the rapper from releasing new music.
Kevin Gates Could Be Charged For Kicking A Female Fan In Florida
Despite releasing a string of strong projects over the last few years, Kevin Gates has continued to draw attention to himself for the wrong reasons. Most recently, footage of the Baton Rouge rapper kicking a female fan at a Florida show made its way online.
Staff Picks Playlist (July 10)
After taking a one-week hiatus last week, we're back again with another round of Staff Picks from the HNHH team.
"Free Gucci" Anthems: 14 Tracks That Call For Gucci Mane's Freedom
Yesterday, we got wind of a rumor that Gucci Mane might be a free man(e) come July 11th.